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7.0
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On Quality
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$29,464
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$31,450
On Quality
The 2011 Nissan 370Z continues bound forward in the quality department, but interior noise is disappointing.
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Boom, slap, echo, hiss, the swishing of water, the pinging of pebbles. You name a road-borne sound, and the tires can magnify it.
Car and Driver

While the new interior is reminiscent of the previous edition, there are sweeping upgrades in contour, quality, and overall execution. Instruments are larger, more legible, and higher in entertainment value. The seats are more comfortable and provide better support.
Automobile Magazine

The 370Z's driver-oriented cabin sports big gauges, a race-style oval steering wheel, a convenient glovebox, and a usable cargo area. For a grander environment, the upscale Touring adds leather, Bluetooth phone, Bose audio, and aluminum pedals.
Motor Trend

the 370Z has a distinct persona of its own thanks to unique details including "boomerang" head and tail lights, big flared fenders and a cantilevered roof reminiscent of the Nissan GT-R's.
Kelley Blue Book

High-quality materials and solid construction are prominent throughout the 370Z's cabin. Touring models feel even more upscale, with leather upholstery and upgraded faux suede door inserts.
Edmunds

Two seats are all you can get with the 370Z, and you'll have to make do with relatively little cargo space as well, though the 370Z does offer more cabin space than many sports cars. The standard seats are comfortable and adjustable to fit most body types, while the power seats of the Touring models get leather and ventilation as well.

Quality, fit and finish aren't BMW- or Audi-level, but then, neither is the price. There are fewer rattles and better materials than the similarly-priced Ford Mustang, with overall interior finish and feel about on par with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Road noise can be high on some surfaces, and the tires can add to this to bring the roar to near unacceptable levels, even amongst sports cars.

Also, while many competitors have shifted toward hard-top convertibles that leave little trunk room when the top is down, Nissan's fabric-roofed roadster retains some of the car's cargo-hauling capability.

Though it has good interior space for passengers, the 2010 Nissan 370Z has minimal interior storage, which is especially noticeable on the roadster. The hardtop coupe pays a higher penalty in perception of available space, however, as expectations are somewhat higher for two-seaters with a fixed roof.

TheCarConnection.com's editors feel the 370Z is put together solidly; it's a grade above the Mustang, but just competitive with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe-maybe a notch below in soft-touch surfaces and low-gloss good looks. Other sources feel the Nissan 370Z exceeds all expectations in terms of interior quality. Compared to the 350Z lineup, the 370Z seems positively swanky.

Conclusion

The 2011 Nissan 370Z continues bound forward in the quality department, but interior noise is disappointing.

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